Ferguson vs Kabib

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  1. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    Ok I'm a beaner and you all know who I want to win what kind of shot do you guys give Tony vs Kabib
     
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  2. Jim Jeffries

    Jim Jeffries Ring General Full Member

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    Ferguson is an odd character. He can be seemingly losing the fight and pull off a submission win. Although, I think in this case Khabib might be too strong for Tony. The main positives about Tony going into the fight is his cardio and submission game.

    I say Khabib decision.
     
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  3. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

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    I think it's a really hard fight to pick. I want Tferg to win, he is my favourite fighter to watch. He is amazing wherever the fight goes and brings it every single time. I can also see Khabib getting regular takedowns and holding Tony down to win rounds in the eyes of the judges. One thing Khabib won't be able to do against Tony is take rds off to save his gastank like he did against Conor and Iaquinta so I could also see Tony drowning Khabib in rds 4/5 in a war of attrition type scenario. I can't wait for this fight.
     
  4. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The way Tony was taken down and mounted by Kevin Lee is pretty concerning if you are a Ferguson fan. Obviously Lee's grappling is a lot different than Khabib's: Lee mostly uses blast double legs and blitz passing, while Khabib relies on more judo/Greco-Roman style trip/takedowns and a patient guard passing style that is much more methodical.

    So the Lee fight really gives me pause when evaluating Tony's chances. But on the other hand, Tony finished Tibau and Trujillo in a round, while both guys survived the distance with Khabib. Tony also finished Barboza, while Khabib couldn't do the same, despite Barboza being blatantly past his best at that point.

    I think Tony hits a lot harder than people think. He looks like an Antonio Margarito (sans special handwraps) style volume puncher, but he has more pop in his shots than it appears. He can wobble and drop guys from punches from every angle. He also has the edge in stamina and durability.

    Tony's offensive grappling might be the key. He has been meticulously working chokes off the front-headlock for years in preparation for this fight. If Khabib gives up his neck carelessly like he did against Poirier, Tony will finish it, guaranteed.
     
  5. Suspect.chin

    Suspect.chin Member Full Member

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    Tony is going to smash him up. He will be all over the place and Khabib won't be able to take him down.
     
  6. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    Will he be able to stop the take down or elbows from the bottom?
     
  7. Suspect.chin

    Suspect.chin Member Full Member

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    stop the takedowns and chin him
     
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  8. Apone

    Apone New Member Full Member

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    I am a Khabib fan, but I pick Tony to win. He's got an amazing cardio, relentless pressure, and could finish you in so ways. He's just the better athlete and the more versatile fighter. Either way hoping for a great fight.
     
  9. Willie Maeket

    Willie Maeket Jack Johnson vs The World,1878-1946 Full Member

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    Are you gonna RBR the fight? Your post on the mma stuff is solid.
     
  10. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thank you sir. I would like to do a round by round, but my job requires me to be available a lot of the time on weekends, which causes me to miss some big fight unfortunately.
     
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  11. JordanK2406

    JordanK2406 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Looking forward to this fight. Wanna see Ferguson win and he has a decent chance to pull it off but Nurmagomedovs wrestling and pressure may get to Ferguson eventually. Hard to call
     
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  12. DONT B SCARED

    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    Probably 1 of the most anticipated fights of the year with both owning the longest winning streaks in the UFC as well as being the 2 dominant lightweights of last couple of years.
    TFerg is Khabibs toughest opponent so far and I think he will end up nulifilying and frustrating Khabib enough to get the win.
    Hopefully tho after all the cancelations and delays etc that it delivers on its potential to be FOTY.
     
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  13. neverheardofher

    neverheardofher Member Full Member

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    Watched the presser for this last night. Some good back and forth between them.
    Getting a little buzz on for this scrap. Fifth time lucky?
     
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  14. Greco

    Greco Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A lot depends on his ability to defend the takedown intelligently. Khabib has showed issues with his gas tank in the past, and Tony is known for having crazy cardio, so if he can keep the fight standing he could possibly wear Khabib down for a late stoppage or decision win.
     
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  15. shanemfr

    shanemfr Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I have a feeling Tony may not fight the take down too much, more have a plan to get a choke in on the way down. Risky if it fails.
     


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